Royal is home to the Grand Oaks Apartments near the corner of Highway 44 and Mission Drive. There are several fast-food restaurants, a Publix grocery store, and numerous other businesses, making this a bustling area to live in. Taking your dog out for walks in the dark alone may not be your best choice.
There are plenty of places to get something fast to eat within walking distance. There are plenty of more formal restaurants within driving distance of your home as well. If you want to find parks to take your dog walking in, once again, you have a bit of a drive. This being said, there are a number of fantastic places to go hiking with your dog, just not in the neighborhood.
When the temperatures get too hot, consider hitting the beach and playing in the ocean from time to time. Your dog is sure to appreciate it!
Beyond two apartment complexes, the rest of your neighbors are all commercial enterprises. This makes for a very busy area where you and your dog need to find alternative areas to walk in away from the constant traffic. The one thing you do need to keep a close eye out for around here is pedestrian traffic after dark. It may not be the best time to be out walking your dog.
There are woods behind you with trails for the two of you to walk around on, but be sure you keep plenty of mosquito spray handy as these little buggers never seem to die in Central Florida. Thankfully, the ground here is very flat and the woods do offer you somewhere to walk during the daylight hours. The trees will at least offer some amount of shade and protection from the sun when the day starts to heat up.
While the area around you might feel more like living in the middle of a business park, surprisingly, there are plenty of green spaces nearby for you and your dog to enjoy. The nearest one is right behind you, the vast area of woods with trails and the Turnbull Creek running through the middle of it all. This makes a nice cool place to go walking with your dog on a summer morning.
Alternatively, you can go to the other side of Highway 44 where you and your pooch can explore the many acres of woods that make up South and North Otter Parks. Turnbull Creek runs through both parks and there is a small lake in the northern park. These parks make great places for you to take your dog for daily walks. You can enjoy the shade trees as you explore the various trails running through the parks and share some excellent bonding time.